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Old 06-02-2009, 04:11 PM
Wandering_Dan Wandering_Dan is offline
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Default Re: A REFERENDUM !

Well, yes and no.

On the one hand, the old site was clearer and simpler; on the other hand, the new site does allow the owner to earn some money from ads. Since we use the site for free, we aren't in a position to complain about ads (which is not going to stop me from complaining about the moving ads - those are inappropriate for a site whose raison d'etre is to have people study a still, visual object).

I do have the following problems with the new site, all of which can be fixed:

1) There is no direct way to get to my overview page, as was possible with the old site. I now have to go to my pictures or critiques first, and from there to overview. The account pull-down menu should have a link to the overview (as a web designer myself, I know that's one a trivial fix).

2) There is no obvious path to the overview management page. I got there once by accident, and haven't been able to get back.

3) Discussions about a photo are not listed on the photo page. That means that, generally, the only people who get to participate in the discussion are the person who took the photo and the person who started the thread. I have joined in a couple of discussions only because I noticed the + sign in some person's critique and got curious what he/she had to say.

At one time, I thought that not having the points in the thumbnails was a mistake, but the argument upthread that this gets people to pay attention to more photos was persuasive.

As for my other points, now that I have vented here, I'll see if there is some thread that the administrators read where I can post them. Or I may send an email.

If these get fixed, then I vote to keep the new site. They will anyway.